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1988 Acura Legend 2.7L pipe VIN: JH4AKA4656
Help, We are needing a metal coolant pipe that is no longer available from Acura. The part number is 19426-PL2-000. I have exhausted all my contacts. Does anyone have any idea where one might be had? Pat
1993 Acura Legend 3.2L abs VIN: JH4KA766OP
This vehicle will turn the abs light on as soon as you drive 100 ft or so. Im trying to pull codes to see where to hunt. Alldata says jump check connector under right kinck panel. I found a 2 pin blue connector with black and black/white wires. I jumped this c...
2000 Acura TL 3.2L door locks VIN: 19UUA56634
it took a while for me to get the pattern to this one.if you unlock door from outside with remote, then grab handle, as you pull on handle the door will lock.if you double click remote to unlock all doors the doors will all unlock and work correctly.i noticed ...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUFD68D6W
To my colleagues, I have an Audi/VW question, This 1998 A4 has an active P1433 fault code for open air injection relay circuit. Testing the system, we found the pump bad and replaced it. The new pump will operate when the relay is jumped. However, the code re... Trouble codes: P1433 (Secondary air injection relay/open circuit.)
2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L power steering VIN: 97YU189454
the power steering effort is hard @idle , once rpms are increased as little of off idle stering funtions normal
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L clutch VIN: 1G1YY0782F
Hi guys, Help! We replaced the clutch for this problem. Original complaint was had to pump to get a pedal. If you ride the pedal, it will shift fine. As soon as you let off all the way, you have to triple clutch it to get it in gear. Original was blue and to...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GLWN52M4S
this lumina has a erratic idle at times and customer had changed iac before having our shop check it out. at times engine will run 1400 rpm's and up to 2000 rpm's when codes in ecm,checked for vacuum leaks,removed iac checked and cleaned passages r...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Balancer shaft timing VIN: 1G1JF52T2T
Hello everyone and thanks for the assistance on this one. I had this 2.4 come in overheated bad with scored pistons. We disassembled the engine and repaired head and installed new pistons, but when we disassembled, we did not mark the timing of the balancer sh...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L steering VIN: 1GNFK16R6V
this pull is a little more than a drift -- no loose parts it might be my imagination but it seems like it turns a little harder to the left than it does to the right -- no binding brakes both turn free -- no sticking ball joints or tie rods all move free -- ha...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19W6X
Hey guy's tech lost needs help. Working on a 1999 chevy astro van. One of are first vans from a particuler fleet account.Came in for hessitation on acclaration and AWD light on also anti-loc light on.Checked for codes and found c0226,c0222,p0101,p0463,u1041,u1... Trouble codes: P0101, P0463, U1041, U1192, C0226, C0222
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNGK26J5X
great customer,came in and said he changed his own spark plugs because he had a miss at idle. He asked me to look at it and see what I could make of it. Sounds too simple ? right ? Well #1 cylinder will not fire normal at idle !!, under load or not . I have do...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHC23132
Hi ladies and gentlemen.this is the first duramax that we try to work on,towed in not running,hook up to Snapon scanner ,there is no code,frp is 1 mpa when engine not turning ,2 mpa during cran'king,hook up vacc gauge to fuel port,prime fuel system to 10 psi,i...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L starter VIN: 3C3EL55H3Y
this car came in for a stalling complaint, but now it won't crank either. i checked the relay and the pcm is not grounding it. i put the scanner on it and it says "disable start override=on' and "fuel allowed=no". i have worked on some older systems and found ...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HF16Z61
This truck has a very poor idle and runability problem from idle to 1500-1700 rpm. After replacing engine, the truck ran @ 40 miles and spun #3 rod bearing. Removed engine and sent back to rebuilder for repair. Replaced engine and has now returned with a "scra... Trouble codes: N0NE
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44361
Domestic cars are not are specialty. Using up to date snap on modis for diagnosis. looked through alldata and all other sorces about this code. Trouble codes: P0601
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L clutch pedal VIN: 1FDKF38G2R
This F-350 4wd dump truck was brought in to have the clutch replaced. The customer was unhappy with the position that the clutch released witch was just off the floor. I recommended that we replaced the clutch disc , pressure plate , throw out bearing and slav...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X9T
hello friends, this explorer came in for the complaint of slow to move when putting into drive(no movement for about 7-8 sec), and no overdrive operation. i read through the past repairs and saw that the valve body on these were pretty common on failing.we rep...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L master cylinder
i suspect a failure of the vacumn pump. is there a procedure to test for a weak pump?
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32E4W
Hey Ford techs, I need your help, I am a chevy man. I got this 98 Explorer in that is a real good customer of mine. It was towed in about a month ago with a no start. When I checked it, it cranked. He called me today, and I went to his house to check it before... Trouble codes: P1260
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Vibration , Droan VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
This 3.0l OHV vulcan taurus has a light vibration that comes in about 30 seconds after A/C is turned on and will not stop the vibration in the body till approx 1.5 minutes after the A/C is shut off or vehicle is shut off and restarted I have raised engine to c...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3436Y
this car came in with a P0122 tps low voltage i looked at it with scanner and volt meter and the voltage was moving from .35 volts to .85 volt just sitting there at idle all other times seemed ok so i replaced the tps (with motorcraft) know at idle it is at .3... Trouble codes: P0122 (tps voltage low)
1999 GMC K3500 Sierra SLT 7.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK34J7X
Replaced coolant temp sensor and thermastat- tested all O2 sensors - replaced bank 2 sensor 2- run injector flow test with tech 2 - found no. 6 bad- cleaned than replaced all injectors and had fuel rail cleaned by Linder- checked removed tank cleaned- replace ... Trouble codes: P0125, P0141, P0161
2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L dist gear VIN: 1GDHG31R4Y
van came back with notiable drivabilty problem on decel coast and just when you started to get back into thottle off coast it back fired, run rough and shows multible missfire and lean condition, replaced egr valve, had van calibration updated, none of the abo...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7154P
Hi All, I have this Accord that sometimes won't start. And when I let it sit for 30 minutes or so it will sometimes start right up. I checked for spark and it has spark. Plugs look good (they are dry). It has good fuel pressure and compression is good. It howe...
1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L ATTS System VIN: JHMBB6155V
A Tech in my shop replaced the clutch on this prelude and ever since the ATTS light comes on and we've pulled out codes for the Linear sensor , both oil psi sensors , communication inhibition. We have replaced & flushed the fluid with OE Honda ATF and did the ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Cylinder Head VIN: 4S2CK58DXY
Vehicle had coolant leaking into #4 Cyl., Found Head gasket deteriorated @ rear Coolant port to # 4 Cyl. After reassembly found oil leaks @ Oil Gallery Plugs(4) 2 in front & 2 in rear. I have removed all 4 plugs & resealed with liquid Teflon sealant, and they ...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L wipers VIN: SAJNA5841J
greetings Jaguar gurus. the blades on this xj-s park wherever they please. i read on a jag website that the problem may be in the stalk switch rather than in the motor (it is equipped with a Lucas motor). Mitchell faxed me some info on the system, but neither ...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L pinion bearings VIN: KNDJB623SY
Had this vehicle torn down for 2 weeks waiting for correct parts, finally got them today(the second try-got a pair of carier bearings and spider pinion the first time-I requested pinion bearings and a crush sleve)but can't find in any of my sources specs for p...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Starting VIN: KNDJA7235Y
vehicle entered my shop by tow truck, had a no start condition noticed engine light did not come on with ignition key, tested all grounds and power lines and all tested good. ordered a rebuilt computor and still had the same problem but with the new unit engin...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8UF11E1N
Hi Techs, This car has a shimmy on braking that I'm having difficulty trying to isolate. It will shimmy through the steering wheel and at the gear selection lever when braking. It does it at any speed above a crawl. I checked runnout on all 4 rotors front and...
1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L Door locks VIN: JT8JZ31C5P
I am working on this sc 300 for a friend who bought this car on e-bay.I can not figure out the door locks or the inop seat heaters.He has a wireless remote with instructions on how to program but I can't seam to figure out the central locking system which does...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM2UF1132L
This truck came in no start. Plugs looked original with electrode wore down into ceramic. Changed plugs, rotor, and cap and motor would then hit but not run. Moved distributer for more advance and truck ran. Vacumn gauge reads 20 with a 10psi fluctuation like ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L No Start VIN: EB9307HF04
This vehicle came to the shop with the timming chain and injection pump removed and they were in the trunk of car. This vehicle is a repro. Lein holder wants to have it repaired. The problem is all of our books from mitchel shows only how to replace the timmin...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBDA28DXJ
The car runs fine for about 20 minutes, then stalls (only does it while driving, not in the shop of course) and will restart either right away or after a few minutes. By the time I can get it into the shop, it's working fine. It seems to lose spark (I was able...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L blower mtr VIN: WDBDA29D9M
this vehicle came to us with an intermitant blower operation issue. the listed components were replaced by owner. the blower motor function in all speed positions and mode positions is intermitant. by grounding wire at terminal 4 of the control panel(white/blu...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L balancer VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
I am looking for any ideas to remove harmonic balancer bolt. I have used a air impact and a hand held balancer impact driver, bolt has not loosened at all. Any help would be appreciated Thank You Dan [...]
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 1MELM5345P
Hello, We have a 1993 Mercury Sable with keyless entry. The power locks will not unlock with the door switches. The remote will unlock the drivers door only. When you attempt to unlock the rest of the doors with the remote it actually is trying to lock them. ...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L cv shaft VIN: 4A3AJ36G1W
Hello everyone. I feel foolish for posting this, but I am desperate. I have a right had cv axle that is stuck in the transaxle. This only has a small clip that retains it, but it will not move. I have an OTC fork that attaches to a slide hammer and it won't to...
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L engine VIN: 4N2DN11W3P
Auto was brought in with noises in the timing belt area and leaking exhaust in the exhaust manifold area. After this repair there remained a pronounced knocking seemingly in the center of the engine. It does not sound like a bottom end knock but rather a rappi...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52M35
Older driver, no hot rod. Under normal driving the check engine light will come on with code 77. The next time you drive, it will not come on. It comes on about every fourth drive. They use regular marathon gas. Never B.P. This is the exspensive EGR valve with... Trouble codes: 77 (EGR solenoid problem 3)
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L security system VIN: 1G2HZ5213X
hi group while driving security light will come on in dash, and if you arm the system approx 5 minutes later alarm will go off, scanned body computer no codes the only 2 things i see that i dont like is the key in ignition pid does not show that the key is in ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L No Start, Stall, starts/shuts off VIN: 1G2WR5217Y
Hi All This started with an evap vent code...ran great...started testing vent sol lr fenderwell 15.5 ohms not sticking (used snapy to turn on the sol ..moved up to purge sol by alt... then veh hasn't started and ran longer then 10 secs since... master tech cam... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent sol control starts and runs here), P1629, U1255 (no communication 24 cycles ago found this later)
1995 Saab 900s 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD35N2S
car was towed in i check it for a no start symptome and found good injector pule fuel getting into the cylenders timing belt not broken,no spark ,i went to my alldata and followed the repair info and have no blinking of test light when back probing wires at th...
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L filter VIN: 1G8ZH1278S
since filter replacement it has come loos 3x
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L Radio VIN: 4S3BH67554
hello, techs This Vehicle came in after collision.Radio does not work. the radio was taken from salvage yard. I,ve checked all the inputs and outputs( for speakers) and did not find any problem. Told them to replace radio, but another unit did work either. The...
1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L cooling fans VIN: JT2SV22E1L
Hi, I'm hoping someone has run into this problem before. We have a 1990 camry that was towed in with a dead battery. The problem is when the ignition switch is turned off, both cooling fans run constantly. If the switch is turned on or the engine running, the...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Cooling Fan VIN: 4T1SV21E6W
This is a weird one. The cooling fans work properly with engine running. But with key off they stay on all of the time. Have replaced the relay and fan motor, still the same. Any Ideas??? Thanks in Advance.
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L vss VIN: 6T153XK200
This camry brings up code P0500 and the VSS signal drop out at 25-30 Km/h, the overdrive light turns on and flashes, the speedo still indicate speed. all sensors have been replaced, the transmission inspected by an Transmission specialist and an expert electri...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H4T
This jetta has no spark until you touch the middle(black/red) wire at coil with computer safe test light, can unplug neg lead of test light from battery, but have to have pos hooked up and as long as you touch that wire the car will run. First this car has bee...
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1FA8847M
This car has the Regina fuel system. It has a MAP sensor not a MAF. Towed in for no start. Had no spark at plugs and weak spark at coil. Replaced cap, rotor, wires, plugs and coil. Vehicle started fine but had bad acceleration. Once you get up to speed it driv...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L No Start VIN: YVIJS8619R
Heja Volvo the end of our rope. Vehicle has spark, fuel, injector pulse. Plugs soaked immediately upon trying to start. New fuel reg., reference sensor, ignition power stage (old one NG). Tried a known good ECU. When cranking the egine ignities for ...
1998 Volvo V70 2.3L front cv joint VIN: YV1LW529W2
Good morning volvo techs- we are graced with the presence of a 1998 V70 AWD "R" this morning (B5234t6, NOT an XC)- the front u-joint has overheated (due to proximity to the exhaust system?) and we are replacing it. The u-joint kit comes with 2 kinds of grease:...
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Brake pads VIN: YV1LT56D4X
I replaced rear brake pads and rotors approx 5000 miles ago. The left rear outer pad was metal to metal. Brake wear was relatively even on both rear wheels. The car returned today with the left rear outer pad metal to metal and the others very close. The car...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D81
When I retreive an internal fault in any computer that is permanent, I replace the unit. I would normally buy a new unit from the dealer and load the software in myself. This car belongs to a used car dealer who wants to save money. Can I put in a used engine ... Trouble codes: ECM98
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Mechanical VIN: YV1VS295X1
Recovered theft runs well but has tons of oil smoke out the tailpipe. Help!

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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L tcc apply VIN: 1G4HP54K1Y
well the fix for this buick was two fold. i ended up replacing the valve body and the torque the end of the apply is perfect.thanks to all that replied!
1989 Chevrolet G20 Beauville 5.7L brakes VIN: 2GCEG25H1K
the proportion valve was not doing its job. installed new one again and fixed problem
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GCFC29R7T
thanks to all the guys that replied to this request. we just did'nt go far enough in testing. we induced propane into the crankcase with the pcv and vent blocked, and the misfire counts dropped. the lower intake gasket was indeed sucked in between 5 and 7. rep... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L suspension
I appreciate everyone's help on this. However, the customer has not returned the vehicle to me as of yet. Most of the replies leaned toward the lower control arm bushings. That's where I'm going to start. Thanks again to everyone who helped.
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation VIN: 1GTGK24JXW
The problem was the knock sensor module something must have happened to it when i put in in the PCM. Thanks for all the replies.
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WL52M4X
Well first of all thanks to everyone who replied. I got thenoise down to a wrist pin and the customer opted not torepair at this time. This car also had Death Cool, excuseme Dex Cool, seeping out of the intakes and water pump,unforunatly no suprises there. Aga...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 6.5L a/c compressor VIN: 1GNEK13R7X
Thanks to all the helpful replies. I am in western Pa. witch has just had some major flooding and my customers vehicle was flooded so it may not be coming back for us to use any of the help for info. I'm sorry about the capital letters I was unaware that it wa...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3C3EL55H7W
well, what ive determend on this car is that the flex plate is broken. after replacing the broken distributor i scoped the cam and crank signals and they are still off by about 30 degrees. the only place that i didnt remove and inspect was the flex plate. the ...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4H528Y5X
I recieved a couple replies about possible bus problem, that sounds like what may be happening, but I never got vehicle to act up, and customer has not called or brought the truck back in 3 weeks now. Not sure if problem went away or he brought it some where e...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L steering` VIN: 3B7KF236XY
Hello there and thank you for the replies, I had replies that were pretty consistant with each other ranging from checking ball joints to by passing valve in hydroboost unit, the customer needed his truck for the weekend after we replaced the pump, but prior t...
1993 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 2E3ED66F8P
Hi guys! The owner of this Eagle didn't want to spend the money to repair it and instead sold it to a relative who needed the engine and other parts for one he has. Thanks to all who responded to my request, wish I could have tried your suggestions and ideas. ...
1967 Ford MUSTANG 390CID 3 shift VIN: 7R02SXXXXX
thanks to all the people who respond to my request finaly i found a place the one is berry familyar with this vehicles and they provide me the right information to how to isntal a tko500 on my vehicle im just waiting for the tranny and convertion kit to be ins...
1986 Ford Tempo LX 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FABP23X6G
Thanks for all the replies.Checking the operation of the ISC is a good idea ,but the fix was a bad temp. sensor.The resitance it was showing equaled 80 degrees when actual air temp. was 50, so it was lean when cold.
1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, BACKFIRES VIN: IFACP54Y9M
removed timing covers to reveal someone had already replaced crank sensor and failed to tighten two phillips head screws which caused sensor to slide down and make contact with reluctor wheel. replaced sensor and adjusted using brass feeler not an easy task .r...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S5X
thanks to everyone that replied to my request for help.we found the problem in the the harness connector above the transaxle.there was a broken pin that would come and go.thanks again to everyone that sent a help sugestion. Trouble codes: P0161 (bank [...] 02 sensor circut problem).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L camshaft VIN: 1FAFP34P2Y
most replies centered on #4 cyl valves and maintainance or lack there of. this vehicle was poorly maintained and this lack of maintainance caused low/no oil pressure causing no oil pressure due to most of the oil being trapped in the cylinder head. we took dig...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L fill up VIN: 1FAFP56S9Y
turns out that the vent tube going up to the top of the fill neck was restricted. Replaced line and problem solved. Thanks to all posts.
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L low idle VIN: 1HGCB7657P
This one is fixed thanks to IATN. Richard from ALABAMA Todd [...] WASH) and John from CA. hit it right on. I removed the IAC and cleaned the carbon from the screen on it and adjusted the idle speed as suggested and its doin fine. Thanks very much for helping me...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L left side park lights VIN: KMHFU45E52
This thing is finally fixed. Sorry about not posting the fix sooner. I had to wait and make sure that the problem did not reacure as it had done in the past.The three replies that I received were all good things to check out, but did not fix this one. They inv...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58VXT
I want to personally thank the menbers that sent me replys. I hate closing a post with out a fix. This is a very good customer. I told him let's take a gamble try a new gas cap . He been driving the truck for 2 weeks know mil light . If it comes back on and I ... Trouble codes: P0446.
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Headlights, Dome light VIN: 1LNHM81W3Y
We received 5 responses and 3 were leaning to the door latch switches. 2 got it right on with the problem being in the remote entry keypad on the outside of the door. One of the keys must have been just on the brink of making contact, any movement of the door ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L vehicle VIN: DA24C5FF05
the replies to this post were 50-50 1/2 said it is a good car and can go well past 200,000 miles other half said this car was a bottom of the line MB and don't spend any money on it. I think we will check the car over in detail and then decide what to do. What...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L vss VIN: 4M2DU55PXV
thanx to all that replied, the problem with this vehicle is the transfer case speed sensor that tells computer how fast you are going uses a nylon gear. the gear was ok, but the gear that meshes or the drive gear on transfer case output shaft had play. ford te...
1988 Mitsubishi Montero 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA4FJ53E6J
I took a bath on this job and basically got screwed by the customer, I got it to pass emissions however. I ended up putting the original carb back on and replaced the cat (it had no pre cat)and it passed the IM240 on a 'second chance' after a initial failure. ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R31
sorry so long to get back , the computer is the problem but the customer does not want to spend money on a new computer so he wants to look for a used one, was waiting to get back to you all with a answer but dont have one yet, thanks for all the help dave Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system malfunction).
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D82
first thanks to all who replied. we cleared the code out and it never came back. the car wasn't missing it just had a mil on also added fuel injection cleaner thinking maybe #3 injector was sticking. the car went home a couple of days after i posted the help r... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 misfire).
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 2G3AM51R2J
Thanks for all the help(10 good suggestions). Stephen from Pensylvania and John from New Jersey both nailed the problem. Many others suggested taking a look at the injector wave pattern and I was suspicious of the injector, but not quite sure how I could monit... Trouble codes: 45 (lean o2).
1997 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L transmission VIN: 2P4FP25B6V
Hello ladies and gents: This is what I learned about this transmission. This vehicle has a three speed transmission and, as such, is not computer controlled, Hence, the scanner won't be much help to diagnose it. It is mostly a mechanical system. Also this tran...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G2JB1241V
my apologies on this post as i thought i closed this some time ago. i replaced the #3 and 4 injector. problem solved. once again sorry for any inconvenience. Trouble codes: 300 (random cylinder misfire).
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L column VIN: 1G2HX52K2Y
Thanks, again... I went into this from the wrong end. Lower intermediate shaft was out and lubed in about 1/2 hour. We got lucky on this one as the lube kit did cure the complaint. Now about that swaying fuel gauge... THANK YOU.
1988 Saab 900 2.0L No Start VIN: Y53A546D9J
I fixed all the grounds and then I used the ground from the PCM to the main relay. Now the fuel pumps run for 30 seconds after the car is turned off. The PCM cost about $700 and the customer stated that they wanted to get rid of the car so went went with the c...
1992 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5492N
Hi everyone, Many thanks to all for their replies. The question that was worrying me was the fact that the EGR solenoid was been switched 'on' by the ECM at all times. Thanks to James [...] who put me straight on this, the soenoid does not allow EGR gasses to pa... Trouble codes: 26 (quad driver fault).
1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L blower moror VIN: 1G8ZH1275V
Thanks to all who responded. This vehicle was in fact modified with a module to run the blower to dry out the evaporator to prevent the musty smell, per a tsb from saturn. The module was located under dash in frt of the center consol. Their also was a relay lo...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L blower motor inop VIN: 4S4BC63C1M
Most people said to check the relay. I have changed the relay with a known good one and it still did not fix the problem. I have traced the wiring as closely as possible. I replaced both fuses as i popped them while testing the relay. I must get into the diagr...
1989 Toyota Supra 3.0L fuel gage power windows ac VIN: JT2MA70L4K
thanks for all the help what i found was that the lamp out module in the rear of car was causing the problem replace it and took care of short...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Traction control flashing and ABS light is on. Cod VIN: 4T1BF22K6V
Thanks to everyone who responded to my help request. The repair information I received was correct. It was the ABS control unit (motor seized), however customer declined repairs after discovering the cost of the unit to be too expensive. Thanks again
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MH2703X
Well, no answers on the EGR issue and no difinative answers on the S.A.I. issues. It seems half of the responses thought it was condensation coming in from the combi-valve stuck slightly open but this doesn't explain why there is water in the intake hose as we...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L blower motor VIN: YV1LS5501P
Good morning group. Got 11 responses on this one so i guess its fairly common. As almost all of you said i should test the blower resistor ( controller). Using the info supplied by a couple of members i was able to diagnose the defective resistor and also as t...
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